Friday morning began with a walk across the street (and down a block) to M&M's Family Diner. We discovered M&M's several years ago, and it has been our favorite place in Logan to eat! Owner Michelle always welcomes us and poses for a picture with the guys.
Hanging' around and visiting was the menu for the day. The evening included a Happy Hour hosted by Haydocy Airstream out of Columbus where many of our NOVA group had purchased their Airstream.
There were door prizes and an auction of three commemorative items made by Tom, Sue, and me to raise money for the Urban Air project to restore the downtown theater. Sue and I made pine needles baskets with Urban Air logo bottoms, and Tom sculpted a 3D scene of aliens, Airstreams, and UFO’s from wood. All together the auction raised over $300 for Urban Air!
I didn't get a picture of my basket, but here is the lovely one Sue made bringing in $100. Tom used the Urban Air logo and his scroll saw talent to create these unique basket bottoms!
Tom's 3D Alien scene was purchased by Carl Fisher, one of the masterminds of the whole Urban Air affair. Carl makes beautiful Ukuleles that have become very popular with our NOVA group! Talent runs in the Airstreamer veins!
Friday ended with some pretty awesome lights up and down the Main Street of Logan, OH!
Saturday May 4
I don’t think it rained last night, but the weather cooled off and the inside of the trailer felt “damp” when we woke up. We took showers and then headed for M&M’s Diner for breakfast. Here's a picture of the inside of M&M's!
Today was dedicated to the "Pimp Your Blimp" decorating contest. It was advertised by Urban Air with some pretty awesome artwork to get us motivated.
I also created a button to go along with our "Alien" take on the theme and passed out 120 of them all weekend long.
After walking the dogs we hauled out our decorating stuff and began to “pimp or blimp” to the Astronomical theme. All up and down the street many were doing the same as the decoration judging was to start at noon.
With this in mind, several weeks ago we started searching for some props for the “pimp your blimp” contest. We accumulated a few items, and then I found . . . . Baby “A”. Our theme was going to be based on aliens (thus my alien-themed button) and when I saw this little baby alien on Amazon . . . . I pushed the “buy now” button without a second thought! More . . . MUCH MORE . . . about Baby A . . . later!
We had a few things to set up outside the Silvermine to follow our Alien theme: a life-size Alien and an astronaut cut-out that gave strolling people a photo-op.
Riding on the Airstream back window was a little Alien Joy Rider. Tom made a UFO from two cast-off snow saucers and some little lights. Our little electric campfire, hung upside-down, gave a credible presence of a rocket blasting off!
Sue and Terry decorated with a NOVA theme -- displaying each NOVA trailer that was at Urban Air.
Randy and Chris' Airstream glowed with constellations.
Many other NOVA members decorated . . . but I didn't get around for pictures of everyone! I must say that NOVA was well-represented in decorating the downtown area!
I did get pictures of the contest winner -- NOVA's own John and Suzie -- sporting an "Area 51" theme . . . complete with a bartender serving some pretty out-of-this-world shots and treats!
You have been seeing a few pictures here and there with Baby A in them. In my next post I will tell the whole story of Baby A.
We don’t go camping any more . . . we go ‘streamin’ ! The “SIlvermine and His” is our 2018 25' Airstream Serenity with Salsa interior and front twin beds., and ‘streamin’ is the name we use to describe our adventures. Stream along as we document everything from weekend trips to longer summer excursions and full-blown vacations. You know what they say: if you’re not in an Airstream – you’re just camping!
Tom & Ella Brown